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Apply Now for the 2018 MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians

Are you a library professional who is interested in learning to do research? Are you excited at the prospect of being part of an intensive and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project?

The MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI) was designed for you!

We are accepting applications from October 6, 2017, to December 8, 2017, for our 2018 cohort of RTI Fellows. Please follow links to the application instructions and the online application form.

What does the RTI 2018 offer me?

The RTI is an intensive residential experience led by expert faculty that includes:

  • curriculum tailored to participants’ interests and skills
  • small-group sessions
  • individual consultations with and mentoring by faculty for a year after the residential experience
  • pre-institute preparation and assessment
  • participation in an online research community of practice that:
    • supports and encourages you in doing research
    • offers advice and guidance from peers and experts
    • helps you find research partners
    • keeps you informed of current research projects and grant opportunities

When and where is the RTI held?

The heart of the RTI is a week-long residential immersive workshop held in Chicago, July 9–13, 2018.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! The institute offers a number of scholarship opportunities. Half of the twenty open slots for the institute are supported by either full or partial scholarships.

How can I learn more about the RTI?

For detailed information about the project—including fees, benefits, and housing information—see the RTI website.

How do I apply?

Please visit the RTI website for more information, including fees and RTI applicant information.

What if I have questions?

Please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For questions regarding the institute, application process, or scholarships, please contact the project director, Susan Lessick, AHIP, FMLA.

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